Saturday, May 22, 2010

Taking Pen in Paw..



It has come to my attention that our President is under siege from a paparazzi-infested rodent. The fact that this creature has the audacity to upstage our fearless leader is unconscionable. To my keen eye, the fact that this pest is also indecisive will work to my benefit.

As I can only indulge in big words upon the completion of a full meal, I gathered up kibble and begged for morsels until I am about to burst. Only now am I in a position to engage in the sort of elocution that befits our President and is appropriate for any correspondence with him.

The following is the draft of a letter offering my services:

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President Barack Obama
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, D.C.

Dear Mr. President:

I look with dismay upon footage showing an obvious upstaging of your presence at the podium. While trying to make a serious point, the media is distracted by a rodent, described as a vole, trying to cross in front of you. Discovering the excitement upon his sudden appearance, he scuttles back into hiding. If I recall, the previous administration was not besieged by such audacious vermin, as they had a cat.

I am offering my services. As a Maine Coon cat and a church cat at that, my country needs me at a time like this. I will, through sheer intimidation and a good lunge rid your premises of such attention-getting hijinks once and for all. I am also prepared to bring a host of blessings with me to ensure that our infiltrator leaves the premises with a positive attitude.

Once  my mission is complete, I will bid you all farewell and go about my business at our parish in Pennshaven, Pennsylvania.

Should we find a nest of perpetrators awaiting their opportunity for stardom, I assure you we can put a complete recovery plan into place. Please consider my offer. I'm glad to serve my country and my President.

Sincerely,

Tom

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7 comments:

Brian said...

I think you are so kind to step forward and offer your services to our country!!!

Laila and Minchie said...

It is your civic duty to step up and lay your life down (or the mousie's) to keep it from attacking our Pres!

Father Tom said...

I was out on the church grounds today and hunted a vole here. I haven't sent the letter yet. I wonder if I should include a photo showing I'm up for the job? It's kinda yucky..

Thanks for the encouraging words..!

Brian said...

I shared an award with you. You can find it here: Awards Sunday

Harry Spotter said...

Well done Lad. If our president has any common sense(which is being debated) he will at once call you into service and bring back dignity and honor to our White House. You are very brave and courageous!

The Meowers from Missouri said...

bless you fur yer kind, brave heart, dear father tom! we are proud to make yer acquaintance. we has great respect fur the hunter-kitties; mom won't let us go outta the house, an' not too many critters come inside once they gets a whiff of us meowers!

Father Tom said...

Brian, Harry, Missouri Meowers and Laila and Minchie and friends--

I have not sent the letter. I admit, I'm getting cold paws. How do I think I'm going to get there? Walk? But, I'll send it, anyway. Just think, wouldn't the holy fathers be impressed if AirForce One touched down to get me? Hehehehe..Hey, that would be something! (I have way too much time on my hands) Thanks, everybody. Let's see what happens!